Cobb to Compete at Auto Club Speedway for Rick Ware Racing
One-Race Deal has Cobb in 41 Car for Nationwide Series Race
Mooresville, N.C. (March 21, 2011) - Jennifer Jo Cobb announced today that she will drive the No. 41 Rick Ware Racing (RWR) entry in this Saturday's Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The agreement is a one-race deal with future race possibilities. Cobb is continuing to explore options for the remainder of the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season.
The event will mark Cobb's first time competing at Auto Club Speedway, as well as her first time driving for RWR.
"I'm so excited to go racing this weekend," Cobb said. "I can't thank Rick Ware Racing enough for giving me this opportunity. Mr. Ware was the first team owner that told me he had my back and that was before I had even done my first TV interview. He is a hero in this situation. Since, several other team owners have made offers and I am exploring each of those situations in the coming weeks.
"I've never raced at California, but Rick Ware Racing has experience at the track and that should give me a head start on things I'll also have a few teammates to consult with, which should help speed up my learning curve. It's just great the way things worked out for this weekend.
"I just want to race and I want to clarify my views on start and park situations," continued Cobb. "I understand that some teams need to start and park cars to keep their primary team financially afloat. As I grow my career, I made it a personal policy that starting and parking is not something that I am willing to do. I have enough hurdles to overcome and I want to do everything that I can to earn the respect of race fans and NASCAR.
"I've received an outpouring of support since the Bristol race. My fans have given me so much encouragement and reassurance. It means so much to me to see how they've stood by me. The best way for me to move on and put the past behind me is to go to California and have a good race. That is my sole agenda this weekend."
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